June 27, 2013
Biba, a platform dedicated to making business communications more efficient, recently posted a major success with $15 million raised in a Series B funding round. The San Francisco-based startup wants to apply the money to further development for their mobile app while disrupting current modes of audio and web conferencing, enterprise instant messaging, and unified communications.
“Business communication is a complicated problem in need of an elegant solution that people love to use,” said CEO Carlin Wiegner in the press release.
With technology evolving, the business communications sphere seems to be relatively left behind in terms of upgrades. People are shifting to a more fluid and mobile type of business communication, à la smart phone, and the current solutions are complicated and expensive.
“It’s about time a modern startup like Biba – unencumbered by antiquated architectures and business models – emerged to challenge the slow-moving Goliaths of business communications,” says InterWest partner and Biba funder Bruce Cleveland. “People and businesses need a far more cost-effective and substantially easier ways to communicate with colleagues and partners.”
The funding will help Biba remain steadfast in providing free service to teams and individuals while also providing free administrative and IT tools. Additionally, they will be able to bolster toll-free and international dial-ins to ensure continued quality for the dedicated user base.
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